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Super Rope Cinch: a hundred applications on a boat By Sail-World Cruising, , 10:25 AM Wed 1 Aug 2012
When clever individuals invent a new product, that's when the hard work starts. Tim and Dorothy Bourke invented one of the cleverest things you might ever see on a boat, with a hundred applications - the Super Rope Cinch - but that was back in 2009 and they've only just now received a patent. ...[more]

Product of the Week: A radar reflector for your grab bag By Lee Mylchreest, , 6:44 AM Wed 25 Jul 2012
What about a radar reflector for your grab bag? We all go to sea preparing a grab bag in the hope the we will never have to use it, but if the worst ever happens you might be glad that a radar reflector will locate your position to passing vessels, especially at night or in bad weather. This tiny but effective radar reflector is amazingly light because it is inflatable. ...[more]

Product of the Week: A radar reflector for your grab bag By Lee Mylchreest, 6:12 AM Wed 25 Jul 2012
What about a radar reflector for your grab bag? We all go to sea preparing a grab bag in the hope the we will never have to use it, but if the worst ever happens you might be glad that a radar reflector will locate your position to passing vessels, especially at night or in bad weather. This tiny but effective radar reflector is amazingly light because it is inflatable. ...[more]

'Nerves of glass' will one day warn you of a yacht's breaking points By Heinrich Hertz Institut, 2:28 PM Wed 18 Jul 2012
One scary thing about sailing oceans is if something vital breaks - like the rigging - and you don't have the equipment, or the expertise, to repair it. Now, believe it or not, some technology is emerging which one day could mean you would get a warning about an approaching breaking point, not only in the rigging, but in hulls, masts and sails. Sensor technology is the answer: ...[more]

Online keel checker - free until June 2014 By Des Ryan, 6:25 AM Wed 20 Jun 2012
Are you thinking of building, designing or engineering a boat any time soon? The maritime industry is benefitting from new small craft engineering software, developed by a senior lecturer from the Maritime and Technology Faculty at Southampton Solent University, and, at the moment, free to the user. ...[more]

Sea Scoopa break through with Royal Australian Navy By Sail-World Cruising, , 12:55 PM Mon 28 May 2012
SOS Marine has announced this week that as a result of recent testing, Sea Scoopa and the SeaScoopa stretcher have been allocated NATO Stock Numbers by the Royal Australian Navy. Sea Scoopa, originally the brain child of Sydney intensive care specialist Bob Wright, is a lightweight and portable rescue device which solves the very difficult challenge of capturing and hoisting a 'Man Overboard' sa ...[more]

Robotic sailing boat goes for a world record By Darren Quick, Gizmag/Sail-World, , 4:41 PM Sat 19 May 2012
There have been many attempts by a variety of countries to master the art of robotic sailing and Sail-World has reported them steadily. While there have been a lot of failures, gradually the technology is improving, as Darren Quick of Gizmag reports on the greatest success of all: ...[more]

Engineer invents new buoyancy aid for dinghies/classic boats By Sail-World Cruising, , 9:27 AM Wed 28 Mar 2012
Small boat sailors, classic boat enthusiasts and dinghy sailors will be interested in the invention of a new type of buoyancy aid invented by British sailor and classic boat builder Steve Beresford. ...[more]

Greenest, fastest and pirate-proof - it's the Ocean Supremacy By Richard John Sauter /Sail-World Cruising, , 9:35 AM Mon 5 Mar 2012
It looks as if it could cruise through Space just as easily as on the ocean, but the 42 metre Ocean Supremacy is merely the largest and greenest among the ten fastest superyachts in the world. While she has a pirate-proof 53 knots as her top speed, her 14 knot Zero Carbon Cruising Speed certainly makes her among the most advanced of Eco luxury superyachts that money could buy ...[more]

Coming soon to a yacht near you - 'truly global' Broadband By Des Ryan, 7:55 AM Mon 16 Jan 2012
Two giants in the telecommunications industry have announced a formidable partnership designed to benefit those who sail the world's remote watery places. Iridium Communications Inc. and KVH Industries, Inc., have announced an agreement to offer the first-ever, fully global, seamless broadband satellite communications service for the maritime market ...[more]

Product of the Week: The mobile boat shelter By Des Ryan, 12:39 PM Sun 8 Jan 2012
You have a trailer sailer, you want to preserve it by keeping it out of the weather, but you've nowhere to keep it. There are a million reasons why you may not be able to build a 'normal' boat shed - budget, terrain, maybe you don't even own the place where you live. Now there's a low-cost solution - the MOBILE boat shelter. ...[more]

Huge solar sail to cruise beyond the earth's orbit By NASA/Sail-World Cruising, 9:02 PM Sun 11 Dec 2011
Not long after the 'little solar sail that wouldn't give up', NanoSail-D, re-entered the Earth's atmosphere recently and burned up (see Sail-World story), another solar sail is in the planning, but this time it will be seven times larger and will go far beyond the Earth's orbit. ...[more]

Nanosail, solar sailing craft, returns to Earth By Digital Journal/Sail-World Cruising, , 7:24 AM Sat 3 Dec 2011
It was sailing craft that took us beyond our horizons to discover the New World and it's sailing craft that are leading the way into space. NanoSail-D2, the solar sail satellite deployed in low-Earth orbit since November 2010, (see Sail-World Cruising story) has successfully reentered into the Earth's atmosphere. ...[more]

DAME Awards 2011 - nominations now, winners soon By Sail-World Cruising, , 6:48 PM Tue 8 Nov 2011
Cruising sailors are constantly benefiting from the innovations and inventions which are so much part of the modern sailing world. This year again, on 15th November, the prestigious DAME design awards will be announced from the 43 nominations already announced. ...[more]

Sail and Ride - coming to the Netherlands By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 10:52 AM Fri 30 Sep 2011
As my Grandad used to say, 'What will they think of next?' Last month the first sail-in movie cinema was introduced in Britain during Cowes Week. Now a Dutch consortium has put forward a proposal that includes a 'sail and ride' station in a new 20 km rail connection in the Netherlands. ...[more]

New Product Feature: AIT 2000 from Digital Yacht By Tracy Comer/Sail-World Cruising, 11:41 AM Tue 27 Sep 2011
It's absolutely a no-brainer that the AIS is, if not an essential piece of equipment, then one any prudent sailor would be mad to go without one if you can afford it. So it's always great news to hear that they are getting smaller, smarter or cheaper. Now Digital Yacht has introduced a new class B AIS Transponder called the AIT2000. ...[more]

Product of the Week: Know the Tides as easily as the Time By Marine News Wire, , 5:20 PM Wed 21 Sep 2011
The Tidal Chronoscope has climbed quickly to hit Number One for 'New' Navigation Apps. A Miami Beach-based company is the developer behind the ChronGlobal Tidal Chronoscope application for iPhone, one of the fastest growing paid iPhone applications. ...[more]

Zero emissions and can travel forever - the wave-powered boat. By Des Ryan, , 10:11 AM Sat 17 Sep 2011
If you have plenty of time there's a potential boat which is simpler than a sailing boat, quieter than a sailing boat and can sail forever. Impossible? It's the wave-powered boat. At the moment wave-powered boats are robotic and used for ocean monitoring, but Liquid Robotics has a big imagination, and to make their dreams come true, they have hired a one-time astronaut, Ed Lu. ...[more]

All about ropes - on your iPhone By Sail-World Cruising, , 4:49 PM Tue 6 Sep 2011
If you're the kind of sailor that likes everything to come on the iPhone, then you might be interested in the latest App that Marlow Ropes has just introduced to the market, Version 1! ...[more]

Back to the future? Solar and wind sails for cargo ships By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 9:54 AM Sat 3 Sep 2011
Back to the future for a new world of sailing ships? Solar Sailor, an Australian company specialising in renewable energy technologies, is negotiating to install its solar and wind power systems on a massive dry cargo ship that could be used to haul iron ore from Australia to China. ...[more]

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